September 28th, 2008 by sabrina
Rijas Mate (pronounced REE-yass MAH-teh) is the Latvian Goddess of threshing, the process that separates the wheat from the chaff after the harvest. She is the Latvian version of the Lithuanian Gabjauja, Goddess of corn and other grains. Also seen as Rigas Mate, her name means Mother of the Threshing House—she is one of the many Latvian mother Goddesses or Mates.
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